LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two men were charged Tuesday in connection to the stabbings of two nurses on Easter Sunday at medical centers in Sylmar and the Torrance area.

Ramiro Carnalla, 26, was charged with one felony count each of attempted murder and resisting an executive officer, along with two misdemeanor counts of assault and battery.

The criminal complaint includes a knife-use allegation and an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim. It also states that Carnalla was convicted of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury in 2012.

Carnalla is accused of calling 911 from outside Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and claiming to have a weapon. When police arrived on the scene, the defendant went inside the hospital and stabbed a nurse several times.

Carnalla is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

Meantime, 38-year-old Thomas Robert Fredette, of Santee, was charged with a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed a nurse in the ear with a pencil at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

The charge includes an allegation that Fredette personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim.

Fredette is set to be arraigned Wednesday.


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